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  • WEST CHARLTON, N.Y.— In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose milk is trucked every day to its plant in Queens. Elmhurst abruptly cut ties with Wood's seven-farmer...

  • *Buffett defends 3 G cost-cutting, Clayton Homes. OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he is gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he's gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief investment officer of Wedgewood Partners Inc..

  • At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. The camps are part of an expanding but modestly funded program called GenCyber that is funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. "In order to be really cyber aware, or be ready for the next wave of the cybersecurity workforce, a student, high...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire fielded questions about the company and its future, and explained some business practices. Berkshire owns more than 80 companies including the Burlington Northern railroad, Geico car insurance,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island still lags in recovering from the recession, but the state is starting to catch up with its New England neighbors, a senior economist from Moody's Analytics said Friday. Rhode Island recovered 60 percent of the jobs that were lost— amounting to 24,100 jobs— surpassing Maine at 51 percent. Rhode Island had a "steeper hill to climb" than...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for a little harmony over rules used to enforce a ban on ivory that ended up snagging a pair of teenage bagpipers at the Canadian border. In August, Campbell Webster and Eryk Bean of New Hampshire were returning from a competition in Canada when their pipes were taken. The teenagers contacted New...

  • Vermont town votes to close 65-student high school Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    Supporters of the closure argued that students would be better served by using tax dollars to attend other, larger schools like St. Johnsbury Academy. Concord High School graduate Roger Joslin— who was among the petitioners who helped put the ballot before voters— said residents are starting to realize that smaller schools often don't offer enough.

  • April 29- Backers of mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods on Wednesday launched a campaign aimed at turning back food company lobbying against labeling, and the first target is PepsiCo. PepsiCo is one of many food and agricultural companies that signed on to a letter delivered Tuesday to members of Congress supporting passage of the "Safe and...

  • Pesticide thought to have sickened recycling workers Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    WILLISTON, Vt.— Officials believe that a household pesticide from an aerosol can is what caused more than a dozen employees of a Williston recycling center to become sick and seek medical treatment. Joe Fusco of Casella Waste Systems, which operates the center on behalf of the Chittenden Solid Waste District, says the employees reported symptoms Tuesday...

  • WASHINGTON— A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would...

  • WASHINGTON— On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade. The 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership under negotiation by Obama has divided the Democratic Party, leaving Clinton caught between angry liberal activists...

  • WASHINGTON— Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the Senate Rules Committee, which oversees Senate services, to provide a preference to contractors that pay...

  • Merchant Bancshares posts 1Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. _ Merchants Bancshares Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $3.3 million. The South Burlington, Vermont- based bank said it had earnings of 53 cents per share. The holding company for Merchants Bank posted revenue of $14.2 million in the period.

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed to stand for now despite opposition by food industry groups. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington rejected a bid by food industry groups to block the law. Under the law Vermont is expected to become...

  • NORWICH, Vt.— The Vermont town of Norwich is now the first community in the state where all municipal buildings get their electricity from the sun through a deal with a local solar provider that sends more power from the sun onto the electric grid than is used in town buildings. But the financial savings is only a part of the reason the town signed the deal with...

  • Clarification: New England Energy story Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— In a story April 23 about energy policy, The Associated Press reported that five of New England' s six governors said they would work across the region while each state pursues individual projects. New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices. HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions...

  • TICONDEROGA, N.Y.— After cost increases scuttled plans for a natural gas pipeline beneath Lake Champlain, a northern New York paper company is going to get its natural gas by truck. NG Advantage, based in Colchester, Vermont, says it has signed a contract to deliver compressed natural gas to International Paper's Ticonderoga mill. International Paper scrapped...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions to cut persistently high energy costs. "But if you're going to pursue an all-options approach on something like this, you need to do it on a collaborative basis, working with those who also rely on the same grid we rely on in Massachusetts." In one joint effort, Connecticut,...

  • WASHINGTON— Weeks before a key surveillance law expires, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting the calling records of nearly every American. The measure by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr would bypass Senate committees and...